South Jersey health-care workers respond to state’s call to action, while others are kept home by their employer’s coronavirus policies

“It really crashed on me,” said Almonte, a 34-year-old nurse with Virtua Health System in Camden, who has taken a second, temporary job in the epicenter of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. “I just felt very lonely. I felt really sad…. I didn’t tell my husband that or anyone. It’s just something I said, ‘OK, I’m going to have to get through this.’”

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